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Category: Awards & Recognition

Dawn Garzon Maaks

Dawn Garzon Maaks to lead national nurse practitioner association

Mental health is on Dawn Garzon Maaks’ mind as she prepares to become president of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners on July 1. 

Garzon Maaks, a clinical professor at the Washington State University College of Nursing in Vancouver,  knows that heading the 9,000-member professional association will give her a nationwide podium, and she plans to use it. » More …

Thumbs up for may

Thumbs up for May

“Thank you to all of the staff that helped make convocation and commencement so memorable for the students!”

“Here’s a big thumbs up for all of us for another year well done.”

Congratulations to our student Spring Excellence Award recipients!

The Awards Committee congratulates the College of Nursing faculty, staff, and students for a successful campaign to recognize Outstanding Students across the College for Spring 2018. The number of nominations rose to new heights! Congratulations to all the nominators, nominees, and recipients of these awards.

BSN Clinical Excellence – Kailee Draine
Outstanding BSN Student – Yaamen Aidaas
Outstanding RN-BSN Student – Mathew Freeman
Outstanding MN Student – Annette Jenkins
Outstanding DNP Student – Tod Peterson
Outstanding PhD Student – Leslie Randall

A full report for both fall and spring is included in the 2017-18 annual report for the Awards … » More …

Robbie Paul Receives Award

Robbie Paul Receives Women of Courage Award

Dr. Roberta Paul (Robbie), who retired from the WSU College of Nursing in 2017, has been chosen as a 2018 Women of Courage Honoree.  Dr. Paul was recognized at a celebration in Seattle put on by the University of Washington Women’s Center.

The 2018 honorees were chosen based on their character and actions to create a more equitable and compassionate community through the advancement of women, political and social change and the demonstration to better society beyond personal self.

Call for Nominations: Faculty Excellence in Research Award


The nomination process is now open for the Faculty Excellence in Research Award in the College of Nursing. The deadline for nominations is 12 noon on Thursday May 10.


Current faculty member working 50% or more during the award year.
Completed at least one full year teaching at WSU College of Nursing.

Criteria: Outstanding research based on the follow criteria:

Develops and implements a line of inquiry in research.
Receives extramural funding for research.
Communicates and disseminates own research findings.
Promotes and facilitates research in less experienced faculty, community individuals, and/or groups.

The Awards Committee congratulates the … » More …

Chancellor’s Awards to be presented today – two nursing students receiving awards

All faculty and staff are invited to attend the 2018 Chancellor’s Awards for Leadership & Engagement ceremony and reception today from 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. in the PBS Lobby. Please RSVP to

The Chancellor’s Leadership & Engagement Award is an honor bestowed annually to students and others who advance leadership and engagement at WSU Health Sciences Spokane.

Recipients of this award demonstrate exceptional leadership and service to the university and the community and/or support leadership development and engagement of WSU students.

WSU Health Sciences Spokane congratulates the following individuals as 2018 Chancellor’s Award recipients:

Phoebe Tham – Medicine» More …